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Featured Program

2024 Norman L. Letvin, MD, Memorial Lecture — May 22
The Duke Consortia for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD), Duke Human Vaccine Institute and Duke University School of Medicine are cohosting the 2024 Norman L. Letvin, MD, Memorial Lecture, featuring Anthony Fauci, MD, speaking on "HIV/AIDS: Science, Policy and a Personal Journey." The lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 22 from 3-4 p.m. Click here to reserve tickets. In the left hand column under 'Promotional Code,' enter DHVI2024 to gain access to the event. Select the Fauci lecture.

2024 Feagin Leadership Forum — May 17-18
The 15th Annual Feagin Leadership Forum will be held at the JB Duke Hotel on May 17-18. The theme for the forum is "Compassion, Collaboration and Compromise: Leadership in a Polarized World." World-class leaders will share expertise about the challenges of our complex world. The forum will include a panel discussion from the Feagin Alumni Network, including former Duke Ob/Gyn REI fellow Benjamin Harris, MD, MPH.

Queer Family Planning Health Fair — May 18
Hosted by Breastfeed Durham’s LGBTQ+ Committee and sponsored by MAAME, Inc., Rainbow Collective for Change, LGBTQ Center of Durham and Family Care, PA, the Queer Family Planning Health Fair is dedicated to educating and supporting LGBTQ+ family planning. It will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 2-5 p.m. at Soul Sanctuary. The Duke Fertility Center (DFC) will have a table at this event and Breanna Beard, PhD, clinical associate and postdoctoral fellow, and Melony Thorpe-Congleton, DFC service access manager, will present a panel discussion on "Working with a Fertility Clinic" at 2 p.m. Click here for more information.

Department Co-sponsoring The Turnaway Play; Tickets Available Now
Duke Ob/Gyn and the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina are sponsoring a reading of The Turnaway Play on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at Duke’s von der Heyden Studio Theater. The event coincides with a visit by Diana Greene Foster, PhD, to Duke. Dr. Greene Foster is an associate professor and the director of research for Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California San Francisco (Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences). Dr. Greene Foster’s sister, Leslie Lisa Greene, wrote the play, which summarizes some of the findings from the Turnaway Study, which examines the effects of unwanted pregnancy on women’s lives. Click here to purchase tickets.

NCOGS White Coat Day — May 22
The North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (NCOGS) White Coat Day will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at the North Carolina Medical Society in Raleigh.

Maternal Mortality Conference — Abstracts Due May 31
Frontier Nursing University and The Campion Fund are sponsoring a research conference on Thursday, Sept. 19 focused on the Maternal Mortality Crisis in the U.S. This event aims to delve into the critical issue of maternal mortality, highlighting successful programs and practices that have effectively reduced maternal mortality rates. Abstract submissions from diverse fields — including obstetrics and gynecology, midwifery, nursing, public health and social work — are currently open for presentations that spotlight successful strategies, particularly those benefiting historically marginalized populations. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31.

MaryAnn Black Summer Internship Program Seeking Health Care Professional Presenters
DUHS is collaborating with Durham YouthWorks for the 2024 MaryAnn Black Summer Internship Program, which is designed to educate high school students about health care professions and foster their interest in careers at Duke Health. It will also help us to address workforce shortages. The program will take place from July 8-26. The program is seeking health care professionals to share insights about health care career paths. If you are interested in participating, fill out the form by May 31

AAOGF Scholarships and Award Opportunities

  • 2024 Scholarship Booklet
    The American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation (AAOGF) and others are pleased to provide the 2024 scholarship booklet announcing the call for applications for research training scholarships. Applications are due by Monday, July 1.
  • Pilot Grant Opportunity
    The AAOGF and the Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology are pleased to announce a pilot grant opportunity to provide $25,000 in funding to a qualified candidate to assist in generating data and to foster a mentor relationship. Applications are due by Thursday, Aug. 1.

NIH Award Opportunities

  • Transformative Research Award — Due Sept. 3
    The NIH Director's Transformative Research Award supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing innovative and/or unconventional research with the potential to establish new and improved clinical approaches or develop transformative technologies. Proposals are due Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • Pioneer Award Program — Due Sept. 9
    The NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact. Proposals are due Monday, Sept. 9.

Duke's Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisory Council
The Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisory Council (SAGDAC) is a think tank that helps support collaboration and a wide range of innovative LGBTQ+ initiatives across Duke. Watch this video to learn more about the council’s advocacy work—from ensuring clinicians use appropriate terms in medical records to partnering with law students to address legal issues such as denied insurance claims.

New Service Offered by OASIS: School of Medicine High Performance Computing
The SoM Research Computing Center (SRCC) collaboratively works with the Duke research community to identify, design, deliver and support technological solutions for biomedical research. The SRCC provides a full-service high-performance computing center, including one-on-one consultations, pipeline optimization, training and data management strategies to researchers across all departments. Services currently offered include both on-premises and cloud-based (Azure) options. 

Maternal Child Health Resource Available on CERI E-Library
A new copy of The Practical Playbook III — Working Together to Improve Maternal Child Health is now available on the Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI) E-Library. The E-Library also serves as a resource for researchers to discover books, toolkits, and resources for community-engaged research. Visit the CERI E-library.

Scholars@Duke 3.0 — Learning Resources 
Scholars@Duke offers opportunities to learn about Scholars 3.0, which launched in June. Scholars@Duke users can register for the earliest class that is convenient for their schedule.